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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by AceMacSD
 
JohnFromJersey wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:53 am Any word on a train for today?

I passed by the wye work site this morning. There's some excavation going on the side of Railroad Ave where the wye leg is, and it seems like there were some workers getting ready to cut the rail on the SOUS to prepare for the switch.

The guy from yesterday was still working on the gates for Main St.
Relax. The switch'll get done. We've other matters that need to be wrapped up but it'll get done.
  by Ken W2KB
 
AceMacSD wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:35 am
MHKProductions wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 1:47 pm I think it was confirmed it was fake sadly.
I have the grandkids for a few weeks and the internet goes into complete chaos.

No. It's not fake. My source at CSX says they've been in contact with NJT for clearance requirements, height, width, weights etc. Sources at NJT & CSX say the move's given the preliminary go ahead. This'll also require the all clear from NJT personal who'd have to measure the cars at the Island before further movement can be done.

Now if you've red the papers lately, you'll see the project has been halted. Environmentalists don't want anymore exploding whales or whatever they're citing to stop it. The project may've been put on hold but the move of certain items was not fake.
Most environmental action organizations remain in strong support of offshore wind projects. The majority of recent injuries to whales and other sea creatures has been shown to have been caused by being hit by ships. The number of freight ships accessing NY/NJ and other ports has substantially increased in the past two years. The mainstream environmental groups are advocating for new legislation/regulations to require such ships to operate at significantly lower speeds in areas that whales frequent. The NJ offshore wind overall effort is accelerating per yesterday's news: "Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to Accelerate New Offshore Wind Solicitation" https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/5 ... 129a.shtml The increased use of rail for movement of wind construction materials is expected. NJ electric utility JCP&L recently filed for State approval to expend close to a billion dollars in infrastructure improvements, which if approved, will likely result in significant rail deliveries to JCP&L's Monmouth, Ocean and northwestern NJ counties service territory.
  by Bracdude181
 
Unsure about North Jersey but South Jersey seems vehemently opposed to the offshore wind project going on over there.

In Southern Secondary news, I’ve been told that Conrail has finished putting the new lights up at Squankum Road, and that for some reason they have placed Conrail emergency signs all over it instead of C&D signs…
  by AceMacSD
 
Ken W2KB wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:57 am Most environmental action organizations remain in strong support of offshore wind projects. The majority of recent injuries to whales and other sea creatures has been shown to have been caused by being hit by ships. The number of freight ships accessing NY/NJ and other ports has substantially increased in the past two years. The mainstream environmental groups are advocating for new legislation/regulations to require such ships to operate at significantly lower speeds in areas that whales frequent. The NJ offshore wind overall effort is accelerating per yesterday's news: "Governor Murphy Directs New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to Accelerate New Offshore Wind Solicitation" https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/5 ... 129a.shtml The increased use of rail for movement of wind construction materials is expected. NJ electric utility JCP&L recently filed for State approval to expend close to a billion dollars in infrastructure improvements, which if approved, will likely result in significant rail deliveries to JCP&L's Monmouth, Ocean and northwestern NJ counties service territory.
Per my source, the manufacturer was told the project's hit the pause button but they'll continue with their transportation planning. Jersey transit's aware and they've gotten push from the gov's office to make this happen, when and if it does.
  by AceMacSD
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 11:04 am Unsure about North Jersey but South Jersey seems vehemently opposed to the offshore wind project going on over there.

In Southern Secondary news, I’ve been told that Conrail has finished putting the new lights up at Squankum Road, and that for some reason they have placed Conrail emergency signs all over it instead of C&D signs…
It's all the same. CR or CD, the crossing info'll get to the appropriate place.
  by Bracdude181
 
South through Farmingdale 10:22 AM

752
12 Woodhavens
2005 🤮
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  by Bracdude181
 
Old Tavern Road was fixed highly strange. They laid a power cable to one of the lamp posts but didn’t bury it where it comes out of the box, then hastily ran it under the pavement to run it into the lights.

Train approaching Lakewood at 11:06 AM
  by Bracdude181
 
Stopped at builders general. Might be taking one of the engines off to swap with the 1888?””
  by pdtrains
 
Toys for tots train on sunday.... You have to click oin the attachment to read....
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